Purpose: Estimate the body’s ability to deliver oxygen to determine cardiovascular fitness level.
Equipment: Standard track or treadmill and a stopwatch.
Procedure: Begin with a moderate warm up. Start stopwatch at the beginning of run; stop the stopwatch at the end of the distance. Participants should be able to jog for at least 15 minutes to complete this test. The total distance is 1.5 miles; on a standard track is 6 laps. Pacing and constant motivation are important in order to complete the test in the fastest time possible with an accurate estimation of V02max.